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20 years of being in love

14 years of marital bliss

5 years of infertility

9 months of a high risk pregnancy

2 perfect boys (at the same time)

1 heart failure

1 type 1 diabetes diagnosis

1 happy life

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I am a stay at home mom who is raising twins. One of my guys has type 1 diabetes and one does not. I am writing this blog to unite type 1 parents or twin parents. Comment on my posts or in the "what's your high?" and "what's your low?" to join the community of parents just trying to do the best we can!

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real, grown up Christmas tree!

When my husband and I bought our house, we moved in at the beginning of December. I rememberbecause it totally stunk moving in freezing temperatures.
But I also remember walking into my new house and being excited. It was the biggest house I had ever lived in! I remember feeling very grown-up. I made myself a promise right then to get a grown-up Christmas tree like you see in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The thought of the giant grown-up tree made me giggle.
So, I did like every 30-year-old, new home owner doesI ran right over to Kmart to get some ornaments. Whaaaaattt? I just said it was a big house. I couldn't very well afford both the mortgage payments and Tiffany ornaments!
Once there, I saw a Christmas ornament set that I absolutely loved! It looked like this.

However, in my memory, it was sparkling with the angels singing above me!
It was Martha Stewart's Home Collection. It was silver and blue. I bought the whole lot of it; garland, snowflake ornaments, runners, tree skirt, beads, stockings and an angel for the top of the tree! We bought a huge tree and I decorated it! It was beautiful, just like I imagined!
I had a party for co-workers that year at my house, and I felt so adult-like with my grown-up tree!
As the years past and the kids came, I started collecting other ornaments, like these.

Each year, when my little boys would come home from pre-school, kindergarten and first grade,
 I would show off additional kid ornaments that they had made or was purchased. As I put them on the tree, it seemed some of my adult ones would come off and be stored away in the box. I eventually turned the white lights into colored lights. Now seven years later, there are no more silver or blue snowflakes on the tree. I only realized it this year, after I finished decorating and looked down at what was left unused on the floor.

I once again giggled when I realized that actually NOW I ha
ve real grown-up, beautiful, perfect, Christmas tree. Except this tree is the type found in Parents Magazine and not Better Homes and Gardens!

1 comment:

Sandy said...

The same thing is true at our house! Last year we bought a small pre-lit tree just for the boys. They love to put every ornament they have every made or collected on it. It is a hit with them and now I have my grown up tree back!